Nurture your curiosity about wildlife & nature

Respect their home and the species will welcome you. Book with a trusted member to guide you.

Scotland is regarded as one of the top destinations in Europe for wildlife watching, and we offer a vast range of wildlife watching experiences to best enjoy your time here and maximise your chances of seeing the local wildlife.

You don’t have to be an expert to do it! Anybody and everybody is welcome, and we can often provide you with equipment such as binoculars if you don’t have your own.

There are a myriad of nature reserves, hides and visitor centres where you can discover Scotland’s wildlife for yourself. If you’d like some help or to meet like-minded folk then try a day out with a wildlife guide, jumping into a 4x4 to spot land-based beasties like red squirrels, roe deer and pine marten or hop aboard a boat tour to admire Scotland's fascinating array of seabirds and marine wildlife like whales, dolphins and seals. If wildlife watching is the main goal of your trip, you could embark on a multi-day wildlife watching holiday or field studies course.

Why book your wildlife watching experience with a Wild Scotland member? Our members are committed to delivering first-class experiences and advocate responsible tourism. They follow set wildlife watching and outdoor codes, minimising disruption to the wildlife and their habitats when facilitating visitors. Furthermore, all Wild Scotland members operate in line with our Best Practice Guidelines in regards to sustainability, accessibility, community and safety.

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Scotland's Wildlife Story

Discover the Big 5, close encounters and unique wildlife you can spot across Scotland, all year round.

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Wildlife & Nature Spots

Visit secret spots, estates rich with wildlife or endless reserves across Scotland to watch wildlife in its own safe habitat.

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Field Studies & Conservation Holidays

Take yourself on an adventure with like-minded people and feed your curiousity with guided field studies and conservation holidays.

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Wildlife & Nature A-Z Directory

Get to know your wildlife before your trip, or refer back to your photographs and learn more about each species.

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Wildlife & Nature Tours

Book a tour with our members and you are sure to experience the very best in excellence and experience for wildlife and nature in Scotland.

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Wildlife Watching Holidays

Make a holiday of out your love of the great outdoors with a focus on Wildlife in Scotland.

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